During this period a section of the British Press was expressing their dissatisfaction with the * unreasonable * Polish Government, who was * provoking the Soviet's anger/ and when they were attacking the figures of their imagination whom they termed the ' Polish Quislings * in London. Yet at the same time Lord Halifax, the man who had signed the Anglo-Polish Treaty in 1939 for Britain, and who, as it was to be observed, did not follow the fluctuations of Churchill's Government on this matter, was speaking according to the letter and spirit of the Treaty. On May 9, in Chicago, he said : " When the mechanised might of Germany by land and air was hurled on Poland^ Polish military power went down before the overwhelming weight. There was but little that we were able to do, but we had given Poland our word. We did not go back on it then and we are not going back on it now. cc To-day, however, there is a Polish Government on British soil, and Poles are lighting side by side with us on land and sea and in the air. The time will surely come when Poland will again take her rightful place among the free nations of the world. That is not merely an act of justice we owe to Poland. It is also a duty we owe to the cause of peace. We can hope for no secure or settled peace until Poland has been reborn."